A southern-born actress with a "girl next door" quality that made her equally at home in light situation comedies and primetime melodrama, Rachel Boston grew up in Signal Mountain, TN, and briefly attended New York University before moving to Los Angeles to star as Beth Mason in all three seasons of the popular period drama series American Dreams (2002-2005). Boston subsequently landed roles in series programs including Grey's Anatomy, The Closer, Crossing Jordan, and 7th Heaven, before signing on to play another regular on the CBS drama The Ex List (2008). On that program, Boston portrayed Daphne Bloom, the sister of a young woman who receives life-altering psychic counseling.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Performed in school, church and community theaters as a child.
- Traveled with her mother to New York City in 6th grade so they could both compete in a talent competition (Rachel finished third in the singing category; her mother finished first in soap-opera acting).
- Crowned Miss Tennessee Teen USA in 1999; was a semifinalist in the national Miss Teen USA pageant.